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The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation

Colin G Calloway · Oxford University Press
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

In this sweeping new biography, Colin Calloway uses the prism of George Washington's life to bring focus to the great Native leaders of his time--Shingas, Tanaghrisson, Bloody Fellow, Joseph Brant, Red Jacket, Little Turtle--and the tribes they represented: the Iroquois Confederacy,...
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The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made

Patricia O'Toole · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 768
Format: Hardcover

By the author of acclaimed biographies of Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Adams, a penetrating biography of one of the most high-minded, consequential, and controversial US presidents, Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) . The Moralist is a cautionary tale about the perils of moral vanity and American...
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Ritz and Escoffier: The Hotelier, The Chef, and the Rise of the Leisure Class

Luke Barr · Clarkson Potter
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

In a tale replete with scandal and opulence, Luke Barr, author of the New York Times bestselling Provence, 1970, transports readers to turn-of-the-century London and Paris to discover how celebrated hotelier César Ritz and famed chef Auguste Escoffier joined forces at the Savoy Hotel to spawn...
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Voices from the Rust Belt

ANNE TRUBEK · Picador
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

The essays in Voices from the Rust Belt "address segregated schools, rural childhoods, suburban ennui, lead poisoning, opiate addiction, and job loss. They reflect upon happy childhoods, successful community ventures, warm refuges for outsiders, and hidden oases of natural beauty....
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Speaker Jim Wright: Power, Scandal, and the Birth of Modern Politics

J Brooks Flippen · University of Texas Press
Pages: 552
Format: Hardcover

Jim Wright made his mark on virtually every major public policy issue in the later twentieth century - energy, education, taxes, transportation, environmental protection, civil rights, criminal justice, and foreign relations, among them. He played a significant role in peace initiatives...
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Great American Outpost: Dreamers, Mavericks, and the Making of an Oil Frontier

Maya Rao · PublicAffairs
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The story of a twenty-first century American frontier--where the free market reigns supreme as profiteers rush to develop a massive new oilfield.The word was that you could earn $17,000 a month in the Bakken Oilfield of North Dakota. So they flooded in: the profiteers, deadbeats, ex-cons,...
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State of Resistance: What California's Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America's Future

MANUEL PASTOR · The New Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A leading sociologist's brilliant and revelatory argument that the future of politics, work, immigration, and more may be found in California Once upon a time, any mention of California triggered unpleasant reminders of Ronald Reagan and right-wing tax revolts, ballot propositions targeting...
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Napoleon: The Spirit of the Age: 1805-1810

MICHAEL BROERS · Pegasus Books
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

The second volume in this dynamic three-part life of Napoleon, covering the tumultuous years of 1805 to 1810 -- marking the zenith of Napoleon's power and military might across Europe. The second volume of Michael Broers' three volume life of Napoleon, covering the tumultuous years...
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The Promise and the Dream: The Untold Story of Martin Luther King, Jr. And Robert F. Kennedy

David Margolick · RosettaBooks
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

No issue in america in the 1960s was more vital than civil rights, and no two public figures were more crucial in the drama of race relations in this era than Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy. Fifty years after they were both murdered, noted journalist David Margolick explores...
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